FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
PENGUINS-FLYERS 2019 STADIUM SERIES GAME ON NBC IS MOST-WATCHED NHL REGULAR-SEASON GAME IN FIVE YEARS, EXCLUDING WINTER CLASSICS
Overtime Thriller Averaged Total Audience Delivery of Nearly 2 Million Viewers (1.965 Million)
Penguins-Flyers Viewership Up 76% Vs. 2018 NHL Stadium Series
Game Peaked at 2.653 Million Viewers in Overtime
Most-Streamed Stadium Series Game Ever Across NBC Sports Digital Platforms
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Score Record Local Ratings
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 26, 2019 – Saturday night’s 2019 NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers on NBC averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of nearly two million viewers, making it the most-watched NHL regular-season game in five years, excluding Winter Classics. The battle of Pennsylvania — which was won by the Flyers in overtime, 4-3, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia — was also the most-streamed Stadium Series game ever and set numerous local ratings records. Highlights include:
- The game (8-11:10 p.m. ET) averaged a TAD of 1.965 million viewers, the most for a non-Winter Classic regular-season game in five years, since the 2014 Stadium Series game between the Penguins and Blackhawks (2.767 million).
- The TAD was up 76% vs. the 2018 Stadium Series game between the Maple Leafs and Capitals (1.116 million).
- Penguins-Flyers peaked at 2.653 million viewers during overtime from 11-11:10 p.m. ET.
- The Average Minute Audience (AMA) for Penguins-Flyers across NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app was 22,400 viewers, making it the most-streamed Stadium Series game in history.
- The game also generated a Stadium Series digital record 62,000 uniques and 4.3 million minutes.
Locally, both markets set regular-season records in their respective markets for NBC games, excluding Winter Classics and the regionalized coverage of the 2013 season opener. Pittsburgh delivered a 16.9 local rating, while Philadelphia scored a 6.3 rating. NBC was the No. 1 network in both markets during the game.
Penguins-Flyers delivered a TV-only 1.943 million viewers and 1.14 household rating on NBC.